What are Stem Cells?
Every organ and tissue in our body is composed of stem cells. These stem cells can duplicate themselves and change into more detailed cells. All of them are different from each other when it comes to their abilities and limitations.
There is a wide variety of stem cells that are formed at different times from different parts of our body.
Types of Stem Cells
- Embryonic stem cells are acquired as early as a few days after a sperm fertilizes the egg cell. These cells can create any cell type in the entirely formed body with the exception of the placenta and the umbilical cord.
- Tissue-specific stem cells, similarly called adult stem cells, are more specific than embryonic stem cells. They can produce varying cell types of the particular organ or tissue where they come from.
- Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSC) are the connective tissues that enclose other organs and tissues.
- Induced pluripotent stem cells are the kind that are concocted in the lab and act like embryonic stem cells.
Uses of Stem Cells
Below are some of the ways stem cells are being used:
- Scientists are studying stem cells in a normal human development. A better understanding of the organisms is needed for earlier discovery, better analysis and more effective cures for diseases and injuries.
- Scientists use stem cells to search for new drugs that may be identified for a specific ailment. These drugs are used on the stem cells to discover how they can alter the growth of a disease, as well as to test their effects on other organs.
- Stem cells are used to produce new tissues that can take the place of tissues that were damaged by illness, advancement in age, or injury.
- Scientists use stem cells to produce healthy cells to heal damaged tissues to control the condition and to prevent further harm.
What is Stem Cell Therapy?
Stem-cell therapy is the process of using stem cells to cure or avoid a disease or disorder. It is also known as regenerative medicine because it promotes the repair of unhealthy, malfunctioning or damaged tissues using stem cells.
It is most widely used in bone marrow transplants, but researches are ongoing to apply stem cell therapies for neuro-degenerative disorders and ailments like heart disease, diabetes and other conditions as well.
Scientists all over the world rigorously conduct stem cell researches that enhance the understanding of the human body in the advancement of medicine.
What is Stem Cell Therapy Used For?
Stem cell therapy has been used for several decades as a treatment for various ailments and conditions:
- Bone marrow – used to treat cancer patients with conditions such as leukemia and lymphoma.
- Prochymal – used for the management of acute graft-vs-host disease in children who are unresponsive to steroids.
- Holoclar – used in the European Union for people with burns in the eye.
- Skin – used to grow skin grafts for patients with severe wide spread burns on the body.
- Stem Cell Replacement – used to cure ailments and conditions of the blood and immune system, or to restore the blood system after treatments for specific cancers.
Stem Cells Therapy for Neurological Disorders and Pain
Pleuropotent stem cells are used to treat innumerable diseases, conditions, and disabilities including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Battens disease, cerebral palsy, restoration of vision, spinal cord injury, stroke, and other neurodegenerative diseases as well.
Stem cell therapy holds remarkable medical treatment possibilities. It can reproduce new cells and tissues by restoring and renewing damaged cells, subsequently restoring their functionality.
Stem cell therapy can be applied to neurological disorders in the nervous system, including the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves, and extra-cranial cerebrovascular system.
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